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Snooth User: Hammer6306

Dinner Party help!!!!

Posted by Hammer6306, Jul 14, 2011.

Hello All, i'm glad to see that there is a resource available like this one. I am in a bit of a pickle, but i'm sure that this place will be able to help me out. I'm having a dinner party this weekend and was needing some wine pairing help. The menu is as follows:

Appetizer: Brie & Peach bruschetta

First Course: Cold Peach & Basil Soup

Main Course: Roasted Cornish Hen w/ Peach, Honey, and Mango sauce, Parm Risotto, Steam Broccoli w/ cheddar sauce.

Dessert: Lemon Cheese Cake

I would really like to know what your suggestions are for each course. Thanks in advance for your help on this matter. I would like to stay under the $17.00 dollar range per bottle. 



Reply by Tendstore, Jul 14, 2011.

I have a little electronic wine.. Well to be honest I can't remember what it is called. Anyway it tells about aging of wines and food pairings with all different meats and desserts and such. If I can remember I will bring it to work with me tomorrow and give you any little bit of help that I can. But you know, if it where me, I would buy some different types of wines and let the guest choose what they prefer. Off the top of my head, the only thing I can tell you from doing a little reading and my own experience is that Moscato is good with fruit. But hey that's just me. Good luck, Tony

Reply by dmcker, Jul 14, 2011.

On a bit of a peach tear, it would seem.

If you want to go with a single wine the only easily sourceable one that pops to mind for all those courses is a riesling. Preferably a Kabinett or even a Spatlese from the Rhein, Mosel or Nahe in Germany, and with a hint of sweetness to it.

Reply by Wykd Imp, Jul 14, 2011.

I'd try a Moscato d'Asti (Vietti, Saracco, Chiarlo) or the Uvaggio Vermentino (Lodi) with the app.I f you can find it, the Germano Ettore 'Herzu' Dry Riesling from Piedmont, Italy for the soup. The main course would be great with a dry Moscato Giallo (Vignalta makes a nice one) or a Grenache Blanc from Spain or Portugal. Have fun!

Reply by Richard Foxall, Jul 14, 2011.

Lots of Kabinetts available if you know where to look, and you can get good prices on them, plus they can be low-alcohol. I'm not thrilled with the Kabinett with the broccoli with cheddar sauce, but I'm not sure what works with that and with the peach theme. 

So why all the peaches?

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jul 14, 2011.

Here something a little different to spark some discussion

Bruschetta - Sauterne

Soup - Prosecco or gewurstraminer

Main - Chablis style Chardonnay or Rhone White marsanne/rousanne

Dessert - riesling dry to go with tartness of lemon

Reply by dmcker, Jul 14, 2011.

If two bottles I'll go with a prosecco or champagne or good CA sparkling for the first two courses but think that sauce for the main will hammer a chard. A Portuguese or Spanish white is the only white alternative to a riesling in my mind. I want to reach for a rose/rosado, either from the Mediterranean or California but I can't think of a specific label that would match up to all that fruit. For dessert I'd go for a marsala or sweet sherry before a dry riesling....


Reply by Tendstore, Jul 15, 2011.

Maybe a chardonnay with the hen? Or a shiraz? 

Reply by juRRasic, Aug 15, 2011.

You definitely have a white wine/rose menu.  Maybe a white bordeaux for the main course?  If you want a Steele zin is yummy - red but not too rich.

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